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About me

What's worrying you?  We've been through a strange year.  You may have experienced losses - the loss of a loved one, or the loss of your job.  Or you may be feeling depressed, anxious, not sleeping, drinking too much alcohol or taking drugs.  I am an experienced counsellor who will listen to you without judgement and in confidence, offering you a safe place just for you.

I also work as an addictions counsellor and with an employee assistance programme helping people with work issues.

I work online only using Zoom and charge £55 per session.

What happens in counselling? Counselling can help explain why we think and behave in the ways we do – often repeating patterns that don’t help us. A counsellor does not give advice, instead, they help you to untangle your problems so that you can live a happier life.

About me: I am an experienced counsellor and a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).  I trained as an integrative counsellor, which means I can draw on different counselling models to help people.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & qualifications

  • Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care (specialising in Substance Misuse)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Master's Degree in Cultural Studies
  • First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Cultural Studies
  • Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). Find out more here: https://www.bacp.co.uk/

Experience

  • Addictions - alcohol, drugs, online gambling
  • Young people struggling with anxiety and low self-esteem
  • Knowledge & understanding of Twelve Step Fellowships
  • People questioning their sexuality, wondering if they are LGBT
  • Supporting people with severe & enduring mental health issues - eg bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Addiction to alcohol/drugs/online gambling
  • Anger management for men

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Vitality

Additional information

I charge £55.00 per session, concessions are £40.00.  If that is still too much, contact me and let's see what I can offer for you.

Payment is via BACS

I work as a counsellor with EAP Provider, Spill.

I am an approved practitioner with Vitality Health Insurance

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work online using Zoom

Further information

How do I book an appointment?
Email me (b.riddell@hotmail.co.uk) or phone/text me on 07906 576167.  I know how frustrating it can be when you want help NOW but just get a voicemail message, but I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Epsom
Surrey
KT19

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom

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Barbara Riddell, Counsellor, BACP (Reg)

Barbara Riddell, Counsellor, BACP (Reg)